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Description - Derrida, Badiou and the Formal Imperative by Professor Christopher Norris

In this path-breaking study Christopher Norris proposes a transformed understanding of the much-exaggerated differences between analytic and continental philosophy. While keeping the analytic tradition squarely in view his book focuses on the work of Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou, two of the most original and significant figures in the recent history of ideas.

Norris argues that these thinkers have decisively reconfigured the terrain of contemporary philosophy and, between them, pointed a way beyond some of those seemingly intractable issues that have polarised debate on both sides of the notional rift between the analytic and continental traditions. In particular his book sets out to show - against the received analytic wisdom - that continental philosophy has its own analytic resources and is capable of bringing some much-needed fresh insight to bear on problems in philosophy of language, logic and mathematics. Norris provides not only a unique comparative account of Derrida's and Badiou's work but also a remarkably wide-ranging assessment of their joint contribution to philosophy's current - if widely resisted - potential for self-transformation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781441128324
ISBN-10: 1441128328
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Christopher Norris

Christopher Norris is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff, Wales, and has taught at many universities in India, Australia, Greece, Spain, Germany, Canada, China, the US, and elsewhere. He is the author of numerous books on aspects of philosophy, criticaltheory, and modern intellectual history.

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